DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub, 31/10/13. Full bodied, ruby-tinted mahogany draped with beige. Nose rich with Xmas pud, chocolate-coated raisin and soy. Sweet balance of soapy blueberry undercurrents overlaid with black chocolate and raisin richness. Heavy and cocoa-smooth, almost imperial in feel. Very, very good.
Tmoney99 (12742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting and good to excellent lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable beer.
theisti (3652) - Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
~ 16 ounce draft at the Casino Bar at the Main Street Station, Las Vegas, Nevada. The pour is a hazy brown black with a one inch tan head. The aroma is light roast, malt sweetness and a hint of mineral. The taste is a nice subtle blend of the malt sweet and the roast. The mineral earthiness dries out the finish. The palate is medium to light bodied, crisp clean finish. Nice, this was maybe a touch subdued, though the nice clean roast flavor and the clean finish made it really drinkable.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark porter with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, nice roasted coffee malt with herbal hops. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with coffee grinds, silky mouthfeel, well done. On tap at brewpub, August 8 2012.
Wittales (756) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was clear black with creamy tannish lasting 2 finger head, no lacing. Aromas wher roasty toasty toffee coffee caramelize malts, no alcohol present. Taste was smooth coffee, toffee roasted chocolately caramel malts. No alcohol present, Yummy.Palate was creamy velvely C02 with mdeuim body. The smooth average length coffee finish. Slightly thin for a porter but Gooooddd...
fiveacestx (875) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery - black with cola colored head. Coffee aroma and a coffee and chocolate flavor. Creamy mouthfeel. Decent.
Erasmus_ro (2182) - Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours black with a small, latte head. Aroma is roastedness and liquorice. Taste is roasted malts, salty liquorice, slight tones of coffee, fruitiness. Palate is fairly smooth.
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very deep red with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and toast. Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. Taste of dark malt and bittersweet chocolate. Fairly clean finish. Ok.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, chocolate brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is pretty solid with coffee and roast as well as some chocolate and toffee malts. Licorice comes in more as this warms along with a light hopping. Flavor is similar. Chocolate and toffee with an even coffee and roast throughout. A bit of a licorice comes out towards the end along with a light, earthy bitterness. Finishes with a nice roasty chocolate and very clean before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Lighter body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice porter. Nicely balanced and easy drinking with a solid flavor. A pleasant surprise in Vegas!
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big chocolate and coffee aroma. Plenty of coffee and chocolate on the palate too, some vanilla creaminess. Pretty good porter, would have called it a stout, impressive among an otherwise mediocre brewery sampling.